Rake and Run

It’s called Rake and Run.

The concept: Get a bunch of people together, make sure that they bring rakes and trash bags, pick a neighborhood at random, and bless them by raking their lawns.

It’s that time of year again in Minnesota. While most of the country is enjoying the brilliance of fall colors, Minnesotans are raking up the leaves that we were admiring on our trees a few weeks ago. It is nature’s final reminder that winter is just around the corner.

Last night, a group of 150 students and staff from Wooddale Senior High embarked on several homes in Eden Prairie, Hopkins and Minnetonka and raked the lawns of unsuspecting homeowners. I was so proud of the way that our students represented Christ. My e-mail inbox has already been buzzing with e-mails of gratitude for the service that these students provided.

Our Senior Pastor, Leith Anderson, if fond of reminding us that whatever we do, make God look good. Our students did that last night. From a family with newborn quads, to a family that just lost their dad, to the homes in the neighborhood near church, you were a blessing! Great job last night! God is using you, Wooddale Senior High. I’m proud of you!

He changes times and seasons; he sets up kings and deposes them. He gives wisdom to the wise and knowledge to the discerning.

Daniel 2:21

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